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Offline timd818

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« on: February 14, 2005, 11:52:08 AM »
Serve, serve return, forehand volley, backhand volley, overhead, forehand, backhand, dropshot. running forehand, running backhand, passing shot,lob. What is your favorite and most reliable stroke? Mine is the dropshot. I can hit it on a dime. I also like my running forehand because I use a lot of wrist, it enable me to go down the line or crosscourt. But enough about me, what are yours?
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2005, 12:01:42 PM »
1. Serve
2. Forehand
3. backhand volley dropshot
4. butterfly
5. breast

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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2005, 12:02:35 PM »
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I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2005, 12:24:15 PM »
1. Serve
2. Backhand
3. Forehand
4. Volley
5. Return of serve
6. overhead
7. lob

notice the second most important stroke in the game is number 5....I gotta work on that.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2005, 12:51:08 PM »
1.  Volleys
2.  Serves
3.  Forehand
4.  Overheads
5.  Backhand Slice
6.  Return of serve in dubs
7.  Backhand topspin, but it is getting mucho better

I am nto good at the Butterfly, so I will omit it.

On a good day I feel like all of my shots are fairly equal.  I probably volley better than I groundstroke, but beyond that, my serve is not huge, but I mix it up.  In singles my slice backhand keeps me in the points and can give some people trouble since it stays low.  But not as low as Jeffro's.
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2005, 01:24:52 PM »
To Scott and all those around him, I'd love to hit with all of you. I go home once or twice a year to PA/NJ. Maybe I can stop by next time I fly home. Either that or you guys come visit me, McIll and BBB here in Los Angeles. There's no shortage of tennis here  :))
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2005, 01:27:28 PM »
Hell yeah!  McIll and I are trying to arrange it so we can compete in a tournament in MI or somewhere near next time he is visiting is relatives.  I am in Ohio, but if you are ever near I would be more than willing to travel a few hours to hit some balls with any of you!
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2005, 01:32:29 PM »
We could play some serious "triples"....McIll,  timd818 and BBB vs Scott, Jeffro and me.
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2005, 02:37:25 PM »
Sounds good. LOL.

My favorites:
1. Swinging [forehand] volley
2.  Crosscourt backhand
3. Forehand approach (which, really, can be a lot of different shots)

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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2005, 02:41:18 PM »
It would be the sun tanned brown bods vs the ghosts (this time of year).
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2005, 03:56:53 PM »
1) Slice serve out wide (ace shot) or into the body
2) Forehand inside-out from no-man's land
3) Topspin serve to the backhand on second serve
4) putaway volleys (i.e. lunging and smashing it into the net player  :whistle: )
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2005, 04:31:51 PM »
1. Half Volley
2. Down the line backhand (one handed)
3. Backhand slice aproach shot down the line
4. Serve from deuce court out wide

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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2005, 05:54:06 PM »
1. Forehand approach
2. Forehand
3. Serve
4. 2 handed backhand
5. 1 handed backhand (i like this one better than the 2 hander but im still getting it going)
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2005, 06:19:58 PM »
I like my serve, when not under pressure its a weapon, with pressure I have no serve;

also my forehand, its my go to shot. I hit winners with it--blast the ball by my brothers

volley's out of 3 brothers I'am the only one who can volley so---I'm not the greatest at net though



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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2005, 06:27:04 PM »
dude........

yuck
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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2005, 06:29:29 PM »
Quote from: "SerenasBiggestFan"
I like my serve, when not under pressure its a weapon, with pressure I have no serve


Then you have no serve...

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« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2005, 06:47:19 PM »
I don't know if it's my favorite but my most reliable shot is my slice backhand.  If I can play consistently for a few weeks I'll rarely miss that shot.  And against a lot of players I can get enough stick on it to pass them with it.

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« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2005, 06:55:18 PM »
1) Backhand
2) backhand approach
3) Running Backhand
4) Backhand Swinging volley

In general -- I love my backhand :)

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« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2005, 07:52:21 PM »
Quote from: "Arcforce"
1) Backhand
2) backhand approach
3) Running Backhand
4) Backhand Swinging volley

In general -- I love my backhand :)
When my top spin backhand is in sync, it's probably my favorite shot to hit, too.  It's fun to see how much power I can generate with the least amount of effort.

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« Reply #19 on: February 14, 2005, 08:25:47 PM »
Quote from: "Arcforce"

4) Backhand Swinging volley


It's hard to get into that one as much. You can't swing with the same wild abandon/flashiness as with the forehand swinging volley.  :))